Contemplation by Design Summit

Tara C. Trapani

On October 25 - November 2, Stanford University will be holding the Contemplation by Design Summit, an interactive online event encompassing talks, live meditations, workshops, and more. 

From the event website:
Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit.

The Forum's own Sam Mickey, host of our weekly video podcast series, Spotlights, will be speaking twice during the event. “Contemplating Earth: Multiple ways of Being and Knowing” will take place at at 7pm PDT on Monday 10/25. And he'll be giving an interactive workshop on “Contemplative Practices for Integrating Multiple Perspectives” at 3pm PDT on 10/30. 

Some of the other talks of interest for those in the field include:

Dekila Chungyalpa: “At the Center of All Things is Interdependence”
Richard Louv: “Planet Hope: Species Loneliness, Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Future of Life on Earth”
Mark Coleman: “Cultivating Awareness Practices in The Wisdom and Wonder of Nature: Contemplative practice in the great outdoors”
Yuria Celidwen: “Indigenous Contemplative Wisdom and Relationship-based Climate Action”
Steve Smith (NASA Astronaut): “An Astronaut’s Perspective: Earth views inspiring us to care for our planet”
Paul Wapner:Contemplative Environmentalism”

And much more. The nuns and monks of Plum Village Monastery will also be leading a guided meditation each morning. 

You can find the full schedule of events here.  Go here to register for this free, online event. 

Contemplation by Design Summit, 2018
Jeremy Lent: “Cultural Mindfulness”